Tuesday, October 4, 2011

One Lovely Blog award

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post.
2. Pass this award to at least 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post.
3. List 7 things about yourself.


I was nominated by Grant at http://sideways-glance.com/blog-2/ and I am very thankful and appreciative of being included.  Thank you very much Grant! You really should check out his blog- Grant is a brilliant photographer and somewhat of a philosopher so it's always interesting. 


I am somewhat new to this blogging thing so I am linking blogs that I enjoy. there's a mix of horse and photography and the just plain hilarious blogs in there:
sorry that I don't have 15, but there you have it. 


  1. I have two expensive hobbies: photography and riding. Both fulfill a need that I cannot adequately describe but are there. I cannot remember not wanting to be around horses. In fact when I was 3 my neighbour would deposit me at home with the admonishment to my mother that she really should keep me out of his horse pasture. Photography was long time interest that I finally decided to pursue and I am glad that I did. 
  2. When I was around 4 my parents separated and we had to move to the city so my mom could work. I hated it. In fact I would search out woods and spend a lot of time in there. I now live in the country and I cannot describe the satisfaction that gives me. 
  3. I am strongwilled- or stubborn. Depending on your point of view.  I also value my independence and have a tendency to dig my heels in when confronted with ultimatums. 
  4. I am not sentimental but prefer to use logic and reasoning. This makes me seem 'cold' sometimes. I don't believe that I am cold but I can see how others would see it that way. 
  5. I am a good photographer but I am working towards being a really good one. I am also a good rider but desire to be perfect. 
  6. I love competition, I really do. I know that it's not viewed as womanly but there you have it. For me competition is about striving to beat myself- not everyone else. 
  7. Growing up my family thought that I was not that bright. In fact some members tried to discourage me from attending University. However, once I hit Uni I thrived and ending up paying my way almost exclusively with scholarships. It turns out that I am intelligent but that I struggled with the way that school presented the learning. This helped me to understand my son who seemed to have the same struggles I did. He's now in Military college and doing well. 

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